Plenary speaker Prof. Dr. Ioannis Katsoyiannis
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Dr. Ioannis Katsoyiannis is Associate Professor of Environmental Technology at the Department of Chemistry of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is the president of the Association of Greek Chemists and the Hellenic Industrial Property Academy, and member of the administrative council of the Hellenic Industrial Property Organization. He is an expert in water and wastewater treatment technologies, water reuse and circular economy. He was recipient of prestigious international fellowships, such as from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Swiss Science National Foundation, and a Marie Curie Individual fellowship. He has conducted research at the Technical University of Berlin, Technical University of Hamburg, the ETH (Zurich) and the EPFL (Lausanne). Between 2008 and 2014 he worked as principal chemical engineer for the giant engineering companies Alstom Power and Hitachi Power Europe in the design, construction, and commissioning of some of the bigger thermal power plants in Europe. He has authored more than 75 research papers, which have received to date more than 5400 citations, and has an h-index of 34. He is scientific responsible in several research projects and has been invited more than 25 times to give lectures worldwide in international conferences and advanced schools. In 2019, he was the chair of the 17th International Conference on Chemistry and the Environment, which is the official environmental conference of the European Chemical Society (EuChemS).
Prof. Katsoyiannis is currently member of the Executive Board of EuChemS, chair of the Division of Chemistry and Environment of EuChemS, and editor for the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer).